2000 Olympics gold medal winner, swimmer Antony Ervin decided to retire at 22. It didn’t go so well, as he begun abusing drugs. However, in 2011 he got back into swimming, and at the 2016 Olympics became the oldest swimmer to win a gold medal.
Scientists once gave drugs to bees, and found that they respond similarly to humans: bees on cocaine tend to overestimate the amount of sugar they find and exaggerate when reporting back to the hive.
A think tank at Oxford University believes that the prison industry may begin exploring psychoactive drugs that elongate the perception of time, either reducing actual incarceration times or making sentences for heinous crimes feel like an eternity.
Singapore gives random drug tests to tourists and locals before they can enter the country. They must be negative of any illegal drugs before they can enter.
Magic mushrooms may give users trippy experiences by creating a hyperconnected brain. The active ingredient in the psychedelic drug, psilocybin, seems to completely disrupt the normal communication networks in the brain, by connecting “brain regions that don’t normally talk together.”
A pro Counter-Strike player said about his team that they ‘were all on Adderall’ in an interview; as a result, the ESL, one of the largest eSports organization, announced that they will be working with the World Anti-Doping Agency to implement drug-testing for pro players.
During the CIA’s experiments in brainwashing/mind control, a mental health patient was subjected to a 174 day acid trip.
In 1978 Aerosmith put up the money to bail out every arrested fan in a concert pot bust.
In 1944 Nazi scientists developed an experimental drug named “D-IX” which could force an equipment laden soldier to march 88.5 km without rest. They had plans to supply these pills to all German troops but war ended before mass production.
DARPA has created a drug that eliminates sleepiness. When tested on monkeys with sleep deprivation, the drug made them cognitively alert as well-rested monkeys. With no apparent side affects.